The No. 8 ranked Charles Page High School football team (4-2 overall, 2-0 district) won its fourth-straight game of the season 42-7 against No. 14 Ponca City (1-5, 1-1) Friday night at Sullins Stadium. The Sandites put themselves one step closer to the post-season by winning their sixth-straight meeting with the Wildcats.
CPHS 42 Ponca 7
1Q CPHS 14-0
2Q CPHS 7-0
3Q CPHS 14-0
4Q All 7-7
Passing: CPHS 4-4-98-0, Ponca 12-25-102-1.
Rushing: CPHS 46-376, Ponca 41-183.
Plays-Offense: CPHS 50-474, Ponca 66-285.
First Downs: Ponca 18, CPHS 16.
Penalties: Ponca 6-46, CPHS 4-35.
Fumbles/Lost: CPHS 1/1, Ponca 1/0.
The Sandites were nearly flawless in the opening minutes. Defensively they gave up 27 yards before Braden Askew picked off the second pass of the night and returned it 20 yards to the Sandite 45. From there Payton Scott marched the whole distance in only six carries and scored from three yards out. Jaden Weiser kicked the extra point and the Sandites were up 7-0 right out the gate.
Ponca’s next drive amounted to nine yards and a punt, and the Sandites easily replicated their prior success. Just like last time, it was Scott with the three-yard touchdown run, but this time he had help. Caden Pennington connected with Garrett McCallie from 33 yards out to set up the scoring play.
The home team made it 25 yards to midfield before punting at the beginning of the second quarter. The Sandites saw their first unsuccessful drive end in a fumble at the Ponca 30, recovered by Lane Bristow, but the Wildcats were once again unable to capitalize.
The home team marched as far as the Sandite 29 before Mason Shipman broke up an endzone pass attempt for a turnover on downs. Payton Scott needed just a single snap to take the ball 71 yards to the house. Weiser’s PAT made it 21-0 where it remained till halftime.
Sand Springs picked up right where they left off, marching 65 yards in five plays with a 34-yard touchdown run from Scott on the opening drive of the third quarter.
One of Ponca’s most promising drives fell short as Bryson Denton ended their 58 yard march with an endzone breakup. The offense went right back to work with an 82 yard drive and one-yard Scott touchdown to tie his career-best five scores in a single game.
The fourth quarter was a different game as the Wildcat first team took on the Sandite backups. The Sandites punted on their first possession, but on their next drive sophomore backup quarterback Braden Foster connected with Daren Hawkins for a 45-yard touchdown on the first pass attempt of his varsity career. Weiser finished a perfect six-for-six for a 42-0 lead.
The Wildcats finally averted the shutout with 3:17 left to play, marching 80 yards and scoring on an eight-yard keeper from Justin Andrews. Josh Fairbanks kicked the final point of the game and sophomore running back Seth Jones finished out the night with a series of handoffs.
The Sandites will return to action next Friday for Homecoming after a four-week stretch on the road. They will host the talented No. 4 Muskogee Roughers (2-4, 1-2) who most recently fell 42-21 to No. 1 Booker T. Washington(6-1, 3-0).
Sand Springs Individual Statistics
Passing: Pennington 3-3-53-0, Foster 1-1-45-0, 1TD.
Receiving: Hawkins 1-45, 1TD, Scott 1-13, McCallie 1-11, Goins 1-7.
Rushing: Scott 25-284, 5TD, Pennington 6-46, Jones 7-15, McCallie 1-12, Edwards 1-11, Nortey 1-10, Fleischman 1-(-2).
PAT: Weiser 6/6.
Punting: Smith 2-30AVG.
Kicking: Cox 7-331AVG.
Tackles: Fain 7, Cramer 7, Finch 6, Fleischman 5, Bratcher 4, Lyons 3, Edwards 3, Askew 2, Cartwright 2, Mock 2, Hunter 2, Evans 2, Jordan 1, Shipman 1, Wright 1, Smith 1, Jones 1, Denton 1, Moyer 1, McCallie 1.
Tackles For Loss: Finch 4-13, Cramer 1-12, Evans 1-10.
Sacks: Finch 2-5, Cramer 1-12, Evans 1-10.
Interceptions: Askew 1-20.
Breakups: Denton 2, Shipman 1.
Ponca City Individual Statistics
Passing: Andrews 12-25-102-1.
Receiving: Tipton 4-27, Fahs 2-26, Vogele 2-25, Tapp 1-14, Defoor 3-10.
Rushing: Andrews 24-83, 1TD, Defoor 15-75, Fahs 3-25.
PAT: Fairbanks 1/1.
Punting: Fairbanks 5-38AVG.
Kicking: Fairbanks 2-38AVG.
Kick Return: Vogele 2-19.
Fumble Recovery: Bristow 1.